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Panasonic HX-WA10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Opinions about the price and image quality are generally positive. The portability and size are also appreciated, but many are critical about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, size, portability, image quality, price

battery, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Panasonic HX-WA10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic HX-WA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and size. The portability and image quality also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the battery, and the reliability and viewfinder get critical views.

usability, image quality, portability, size, design

zoom, viewfinder, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-WA10 HD Camcorder - Blue (16MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, BSI Sensor) 2.7-inch LCDPanasonic HX-WA10 HD Camcorder - Blue (16MP Stills, 1920x1080, 5x Optical Zoom, BSI Sensor) 2.7-inch LCD

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic HX-WA10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic HX-WA10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the design, but there are some negative reviews about the viewfinder. There are some mixed views about the usability.

design

viewfinder

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic HX-WA10K Waterproof Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.6-Inch LCD Screen (Black)Panasonic HX-WA10K Waterproof Dual HD Pocket Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom and 2.6-Inch LCD Screen (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Matthew Bolton (techradar.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10 review

 

Will waterproofing and Full HD recording combine to make the ultimate consumer camcorder?

Great 1080p images ; Excellent iA imaging system ; Solid waterproofing ; Slow-motion recording

Some wobbling in stabilisation ; Wide shots can be a bit soft

The snappily titled HX-WA10 is one of Panasonic's first forays into pistol-style camcorders. These were once Sanyo's bread and butter as part of its Xacti line, but the company was bought by Panasonic several years ago, resulting in the HX-WA10 and its...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10 hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Panasonic has just announced its HX-WA10 "dual camera" and we managed to track it down at Panasonic's 2011 convention. As a late addition to the lineup,

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Panasonic's HX-WA10 provides a welcome return to the upright camcorder format, and it's waterproof, too!

Dependable waterproofing, Good video quality in low light, Optical zoom

D-pad can be fiddly, No shockproof rating, More expensive than pocket Internet models

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Panasonic HX-WA10 review

 

Panasonic HX-WA10 – full HD 1080p Waterproof camcorders are ideal for outdoorsy types who want to capture videos while out in the wild without the worry of their precious gadgets getting damaged, but they're also perfect for a relaxing holiday as they...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

The WA10 is one of the best waterproof camcorders we've tested, aside from its ergonomics.

Very good image and video quality for a small camcorder ; Tilting and rotating LCD screen

Image stabilisation a little twitchy ; Pistol grip ergonomics may be tricky for small hands ; Can have difficulty autofocusing when using the zoom

The WA10 is one of the best waterproof camcorders we've tested, aside from its ergonomics. The HX-DC1 camcorder offers a similarly configured package for AU$299, without the waterproofing.

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Hector (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Easy to use. Excellent playback quality

Battery life could be better

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

great to be able to take single shots at the same time as using the movie function ; Camera controls are easy to use, and comfortable ; Camera is easy to hold when using

Trying to use the menu buttons and pay attention to the screen is very difficult

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Kenneth (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Easy operations, good stable images, easy to navigate

No instruction in English in box had to download from website ; Does not work with iMovie 11 ; Battery runs down quickly and Panasonic extra battery expensive

May, 2012

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

Small, Good enough zoom, Picture quality not bad. Works well out of water

Stopped working 3rd day in the water. All maitenance instructions followed correctly but camera would not operate. First zoom stopped, then camera wouldn't switch off, then eventually wouldn't swtich on. Holiday of a lifetime (snorkelling with humpback...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Dariusz (reevoo.com)

Panasonic HX-WA10

 

good quality videos

battery life

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.7

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:actioncam
Minimum illumination:9
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE / CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, SWE, TUR

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / Orange

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.6

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):11.9
Effective megapixels (movie):1.19 / 11.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:16.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):41.5 - 498
Focal length range (f-f):6.8 - 34
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Optical Zoom:5

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.5 - 3.7
Power requirements:5.0V / DC 3.6V / 5.0V / DC 3.7V / 5.0V

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:HD Writer VE1.0
Cables included:AV, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Shutter speed (photo):1/2 - 1/1000 / 1/2-1/1000
Shutter speed (video):1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4608 x 3456
Still image resolution(s):1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4608 x 3456 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080,4608 x 3456

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Memory slots:1

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480p, 720p
Video formats supported:MPEG4
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.2
Height :12.4
Width:4.12

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent, Manual